Mumbai isn’t just a well-off city, but the Economic Hub of India, which has various Industrialists, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Well-known companies, Directors, Producers, and Artists. Here is the list of some of the prominent VCs and angel investors in Mumbai:
Anupam Mittal: With over 20 investments in startups, he is among the most active angel investors. His remarkable investments include Ola. Dailyninja, ZAPR, etc. He is the founder and CEO of a people group, media, and entertainment groups. Shaadi.com, a matrimonial website, is owned by this company.
Anirudh Damani: He is an active member of the Indian Angel Network. His notable investments include Drivezy, SuperDaily, etc. He is managing director at Artha India Ventures, an early-stage investment firm.
Sandeep Tandon: He is the co-founder of Freecarge. Bharat Bazar, Unacademy, Shadisaga, etc are among his prominent investments. Being a skilled entrepreneur, he has mentored many Indian startups.
Arihant Patni: He is the managing director at Ideaspring capital and Hive technologies. Some of his notable investments include Velevetcase, an online marketplace for curated jewelry. Logic Roots, an educational gaming startup and AI startup niki.ai, and others.
Sanjay Mehta: PayTunes, Coolberg, Instasafe to name a few are some of his remarkable investments. Director of CORE, a multi-platform media company. In 2017 he was awarded the Angel Investor of the year by LetsVenture.
Ratan Tata: One of the most influential business tycoons of India, is an investor & philanthropist. He is the recipient of India’s esteemed awards Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan for his immense contribution to the country. He was associated with advisory boards for various companies like Mitsubishi, Temasek, JP Morgan Chase, and Rolls Royce. He serves as the former Chairman of the Tata Group. He completed his Bachelor of Arts from the esteemed St. Xaviers College, Mumbai.
Zishaan Hayath: a successful entrepreneur and a prominent angel investor. He is the Founder and CEO of Toppr, an online education platform. Before getting associated with Toppr, he also co-founded a Phone commerce marketplace Chaupaati Bazaar, which was later acquired by the Future Group. He has also worked with Opera Solutions on various strategies and consulting projects. Being a graduate from IIT Delhi, in 2015, he was awarded the Young Alumni Achiever Award.
Kunal Shah: The Co-founder of FreeCharge, is a successful entrepreneur, mentor, and among the top angel investors in Mumbai. He acts as an active advisor at AngelList. He is also the Founder of CRED, Advisor to the board at Times group, and had been an advisor at Sequoia Capital.
Sanjay Mehta: The Director of CORE (Centre of Recognition and Excellence), is a prominent angel investor of Mumbai. He was the recipient of the “Angel Investor of the Year” award by LetsVenture in 2017. He is an active member of Indian Angel Network, Mumbai Angels, B2B 1K Ventures & CIO Angel Network, Venture Nursery. He has angel invested in more than 100 startups in diverse sectors. He did his Executive education in Venture Capital from the esteemed The Wharton School.
Jitendra Gupta: The Founder of Citrus Pay, Jupiter, Lazy pay & MD of PayU India, is a well-experienced angel investor. He has got expertise in the field of Banking & Financial Services industry. Before Citrus, he was associated with ICICi Bank and as the Chief Manager of Global Investment Banking Group.
Vishal Gondha: The Founder & CEO of GOQii, Vishal Gondal, is an entrepreneur cum angel investor. He has acted as a major contributory in modifying the journey of many startups. Believing in leading and motivating startups to get extraordinary results, Vishal expresses the importance of extra effort & commitment Before, he was associated with the Walt Disney Co. and India Games Ltd.
Ajeet Khurana: The Former CEO of Zebpay, is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He is skilled in building teams, ensuring performance, scaling, digital strategy, planning, and negotiation. He was also associated as an Advisor at Kalaari Capital, a Consultant at ii5 Ventures ltd and as the CEO of IIT Bombay’s business incubator: SINE. He completed his MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Anuj Golecha: The Co-Founder of Venture Catalysts & Samyakth Capital, is among the prominent angel investors in Mumbai. He has over 15 years of experience across various fields which includes real estate, financial services, manufacturing, and internet companies. By profession, he is a chartered accountant.
Japan Vyas: The Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Sixth Sense Ventures, is a well-experienced angel investor. He has mentored and invested in various Indian startups and helped them in their journey of growth & development. He is also the Chartered Member of TiE Mumbai. Earlier, he served as the Director at IDFC Investment Advisors Ltd.
Anand Ladsariya: The CEO at Everest Flavours ltd., is an active member of the Indian angel network and Mumbai angels. He has got immense experience in International Trade. He is also member of National Executive Committee of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), Managing Committee of FIEO (Federation of Indian Export Organizations). He has his footprints set on various social and charitable organizations.
Vaibhav Karnavat: He is a partner at Karnavat & Coand a prominent angel investor. In addition to that, he is a partner at Itreat Grocers LLP and also acted as CEO of Jewelex International Pvt Ltd. He did his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Finance from the H R College of Commerce & Economics and is Chartered Accountant by qualification.
Pravin Gandhi: He is the General Partner at Seedfund (Early-stage venture capital fund) and the owner of the Infinity Technology Venture Fund. In addition to that, he acts as the Board Member of TiE Mumbai and as an Advisor at Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital Fund.
Aakrit Vaish: The Co-founder & CEO of Haptik (Conversational AI Platform), is an entrepreneur and an active angel investor. He is also the co-founder of Flat.io, a real estate platform and the Director of Winmark Enterprises Earlier, he served as the director at Flurry Inc., Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte Consulting LLP and as a Financial analyst at Chicago Transit Authority.
Bharat Banka: The CEO & Senior President of Aditya Birla Group, is an active member of the Indian Angel Network, CIO Angel Network, Venture Nursery, and The Indus Entrepreneurs. He is an experienced person in varied fields like Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, business development, and investing. He is the recipient of the “Professional Achiever – Finance Sector” Award from the ICAI.